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Today’s Kupuna Achiever is Dr. Liela Nitta from Lawai, Kauai. Originally from Maui, Nitta had a desire to fulfill her mother’s dream of becoming a teacher and did so with 35 years of teaching under her belt. Nitta went on to become the principal of Ele’ele Elementary on Kauai before obtaining her Ph.D. in Education. One of Nitta’s passions is to help the Hawaiian community through the building of community schools. She is one of the founders of a community school in Papakolea and Kawaikini Charter School on Kauai. Her hope is that through better education, there will be more self-sufficiency within the Hawaiian community and a greater desire for higher education. Dr. Nitta has written three children’s books centered around Native Hawaiian plants and animals which have been used and donated for educational purposes within the school systems.
About Arcadia Family of Companies
Arcadia and its family of companies, 15 Craigside, Arcadia At Home, The Arcadia Foundation, Arcadia of Health, Kilohana and Central Union Church, offer a full spectrum of retirement living options. This continuum of care includes lifetime residency in retirement living communities and in your home, home health services, and adult day care services. The company’s mission is to provide senior living excellence in a gracious, compassionate and dynamic environment which meets the spiritual, physical and social needs of every resident, client, member, and participant they serve. The organization is guided by a vision that calls us to provide optimum effort in support of our residents, clients, members, and participants, and to provide benefits and service to seniors in the greater community. Arcadia Family of Companies provides in-home services, apartment-style living, dining, extra-curricular activities, health care and more for members. The Arcadia Family of Companies offers more ways to improve the lives of seniors and their family caregivers than any other senior services provider in Hawaii, including fitness centers, indoor pool, computer access, parking, 24-hour security and linen service. Employees are the foundation for the services The Arcadia Family of Companies provides to residents, clients and participants. The organizations offer an environment where teamwork, mentoring/coaching, self-development and communication are encouraged.